Saturday night crash sends one to the trauma center


Photos Courtesy of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department

Update from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department

Just after 9:45 p.m. hours Squads 2, 7, and EMS were alerted for an accident with injuries on Three Notch Rd near Mount Zion Church Rd.

Rescue Engine 22 was already committed to a fill in at the Seventh District VFD for their Banquet.

Engine 23 responded immediately having just been cleared from a reported house fire in Charles County. Squad 2 responded shortly after.

Units arrived on the scene to find a passenger van off the roadway with a single occupant.

The drivers right foot had become heavily pinned in the passenger side footwell.
This created a difficult extrication for personnel attempting to free the patient without causing further injury.

Crew from Companies 2 and 7 worked for approximately 40 minutes to remove the doors, lift the dash, and free the pinned foot.

The ambulance and medic unit transported the patient to PG Trauma Priority 2.

Afterwards a brief, post-action discussion was conducted regarding the incident.

Units operated on the scene for approximately 1 hour before returning to quarters for another 30 minutes cleaning tools and returning equipment to service.

One person was left trapped in their vehicle after a crash Saturday night, Dec. 1 in Mechanicsville.

Around 10:00 p.m., crews from the Mechanicsville and Hollywood Volunteer Fire Departments responded to Three Notch Road and Mt. Zion Church Road for the report of a serious crash.

Upon arrival units discovered a single vehicle off of the roadway with one person pinned inside. Units on scene worked to free the patient and evaluated them for injuries. No other injuries were reported during the incident. 

MECHANICSVILLE, Md. - Dec. 1, 10:04 p.m., crews responded to northbound Three Notch Road in the area of Mt. Zion Church Road, Mechanicsville for the report of a serious crash. Reports say the crash left at least one person trapped. Units are on scene working to extricate the motorists.

Three Notch in the area of Mt. Zion Church Road has been closed. Expect delays. 

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